Daily Home Energy Savings Tip – Home Energy Audit

Editor’s Note: To view all the 530+ different energy and water conservation tips for the home, simply access our Free Energy and Water Savings Guide, 3rd Edition +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ Number 18, Home Energy Audit - Professional. Some government financial assistance programs for energy conservation in the home, like the former Canadian ecoENERGY Residential Retrofit program, require accredited professional assessors to first undertake an energy audit of the … [Read more...]

ecoENERGY Retrofit – Homes – Number of Assessors Displaced

On this Earth Day I thought I would write about the implications of a very recent not so environmentally supportive decision by the Federal Government of Canada. Trust. A simple 5 letter word. Yet, for such a simple word it can be hard to obtain. And, when lost, it can be almost impossible to retain. Back on March 31, 2010 it was announced that the ecoENERGY Retrofit - Homes program, the one which provided financial incentives for Canadian households to undertake energy … [Read more...]

ecoENERGY Retrofit – Homes – EnerGuide Ratings Achieved

EnerGuide Rating Chart

We continue our review of the results achieved by the ecoENERGY Retrofit - Homes program upon the completion of its third year. This program, which provides financial grants to incent Canadian households to undertake certain prescribed energy conservation renovations, was discontinued on its third anniversary on March 31, 2010. No more new participants are being accepted. Existing participating households have until March 31, 2011 to have their follow-up or second energy audit which will … [Read more...]

ecoENERGY Retrofit – Homes – 3 Year Anniversary – More Data

Yesterday's article saw us review the payouts and estimated savings from each of the first three years of the ecoENERGY Retrofit - Homes program. Today, we review more statistical data on the program's 3 year anniversary. We continue our review using the data provided by Media Relations Assistant | Adjointe aux relations médias  of | de Natural Resources Canada | Resources naturelles Canada, with our sincere thanks. Today we look at data surrounding the type of energy efficiency and / … [Read more...]

ecoENERGY Residential Retrofit Ending

I hope this is not a bad April Fools joke.  I don't think it is. An announcement yesterday, dated March 31, 2010 indicated that the ecoENERGY Residential Retrofit program is ending. Specifically the announcement states "Effective today, the ecoENERGY Retrofit - Homes program is no longer accepting bookings for pre-retrofit evaluations. The program will continue to be administered until March 31, 2011. If you have already booked an appointment for a pre-retrofit evaluation, have completed … [Read more...]

Some Ideas on Improving the ecoENERGY Residential Retrofit Program

On Monday of this week, I was approached by a reporter for CBC's The National news program to discuss different aspects of Canada's ecoENERGY Residential Retrofit program. Reporter Ron Charles was interested in possible ways the ecoENERGY program could be improved in advance of the Federal Government's Budget, both from my own experience as a Canadian home owner who had participated in the program as well as the experiences from visitors to our site, DailyHomeRenoTips.com. So I invited … [Read more...]

Home Energy Conservation Government Grants – ecoENERGY Revisited – 14

Living Room Bay Window

Editor's Note: Over the holidays we are re-publishing selected articles related to our ecoENERGY energy conservation experiences. Some of the grant amounts may have changed. To access the more than 20 articles we have written on our energy conservation experiences through the ecoENERGY Residential Retrofit program, simply use this link to access our ecoENERGY Energy Conservation page. +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ OK, now that we are written several articles in the past day … [Read more...]

Home Energy Conservation Government Grants – ecoENERGY Revisited – 13

Basement Workroom Insulation

Editor's Note: Over the holidays we are re-publishing selected articles related to our ecoENERGY energy conservation experiences. Some of the grant amounts may have changed. To access the more than 20 articles we have written on our energy conservation experiences through the ecoENERGY Residential Retrofit program, simply use this link to access our ecoENERGY Energy Conservation page. +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ Yesterday, we list some examples of our dissatisfaction with … [Read more...]

Home Energy Conservation Government Grants – ecoENERGY Revisited – 12

Fireplace Brick Air Leak

Editor's Note: Over the holidays we are re-publishing selected articles related to our ecoENERGY energy conservation experiences. Some of the grant amounts may have changed. To access the more than 20 articles we have written on our energy conservation experiences through the ecoENERGY Residential Retrofit program, simply use this link to access our ecoENERGY Energy Conservation page. +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ Yesterday, we wrote about how we were, and remain, strongly … [Read more...]

Home Energy Conservation Government Grants – ecoENERGY Revisited – 11

Air Leakage Blower Test Covered Blower Fan In Place

Editor's Note: Over the holidays we are re-publishing selected articles related to our ecoENERGY energy conservation experiences. Some of the grant amounts may have changed. To access the more than 20 articles we have written on our energy conservation experiences through the ecoENERGY Residential Retrofit program, simply use this link to access our ecoENERGY Energy Conservation page. +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ So, right on time, Bruce from the accredited ecoENERGY … [Read more...]

Home Energy Conservation Government Grants – ecoENERGY Revisited – 10

Editor's Note: Over the holidays we are re-publishing selected articles related to our ecoENERGY energy conservation experiences. Some of the grant amounts may have changed. To access the more than 20 articles we have written on our energy conservation experiences through the ecoENERGY Residential Retrofit program, simply use this link to access our ecoENERGY Energy Conservation page. +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ More than a year went by between the first and second, or … [Read more...]

Home Energy Conservation Government Grants – ecoENERGY Revisited – 9

Energy Audit Report Page 2 Photovoltaic

Editor's Note: Over the holidays we are re-publishing selected articles related to our ecoENERGY energy conservation experiences. Some of the grant amounts may have changed. To access the more than 20 articles we have written on our energy conservation experiences through the ecoENERGY Residential Retrofit program, simply use this link to access our ecoENERGY Energy Conservation page. +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ The last of the energy savings tips included in our Energy … [Read more...]

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